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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Annual Corporate Meeting

The Annual Corporate Meeting for the First Zen Institute of America
will be held at the Institute offices at 113 East 30th Street, New York, NY
at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 12. All are invited.

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are April 7-9, 2017 and May 12-14, 2017.

    Download schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat for April 7-9, 2017.

The schedule for April 7-9, 2017 is:
  • Friday, April 7:
  • Film Series: 7:30-9:30 PM Ven. Jian Zhen

  • Saturday, April 8:
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-7:00 PM Buddha's Birthday Party
    7:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, April 9:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, except for popcorn and lemonade with the film. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Buddha's Birthday Party, Saturday April 8 at 6:00 PM.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.